The Run Amuck Returns to Reno

By: Denise Wong Email
By: Denise Wong Email

RENO, NV - In downtown Reno, the streets were full of people running amuck on Saturday afternoon.

The annual Run Amuck race is always a big hit at the Reno River Festival. Participants dress in crazy costumes and take off from the starting line at Wingfield Park. For 2.5 miles, they run through a number of obstacles, including a giant mud pit.

For this year's Run Amuck, a pleasant addition was the world's largest inflatable water slide. At 175 feet long, you couldn't miss it at the finish line.

"It felt like sandpaper, actually. But it was great. It was nice, coming down that at the end," says Ronnie Fiecoat, who ran in the race.

This year, the run was no longer a relay race, which it had been during the previous four years.

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